How-to set the current database schema of an application using a global context

Harry Dragstra

Question: We have customers who want to work with different database schemas and we want to determine dynamically – depending on a choice during or after login – which database schema the application in a given session should use. Is it possible to set this up in the database? Answer: […]

SQL*Plus / SQL*Net Dead Connection Detection

Patrick Roozen

Recently I came across the situation where I knew for a fact that my sessions to the database were dead because I pulled the power plug out of my application server for a failover test. But the sessions stayed visible in the database and kept their locks therefore the failover failed. Now how […]

FTPS with PL/SQL

Anton Scheffer 15

Doing a FTP-job with PL/SQL is not difficult. A basic implementation of RFC 959 can be written in a few hundred lines. See for instance ORACLE-BASE, How to FTP with Oracle PL/SQL or Oracle FAQ’s But what if you want to secure your FTP transmission. Google doesn’t find any pure […]

11 september: Oracle OpenWorld Preview sessie

Saskia van der Maat

Vanaf 28 september vindt in San Francisco de Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) conferentie plaats: hét evenement waar Oracle haar productstrategie uit de doeken doet en waar Oracle specialisten van over de hele wereld ervaringen uitwisselen. Tegelijk met Oracle OpenWorld wordt ook de JavaOne conferentie georganiseerd, het trefpunt voor de wereldwijde Java […]

Configuring a private DNS server on Openfiler for use with Oracle RAC 12C on Virtual Boxes

Job Oprel

To build an Oracle 12C RAC database – on Virtual Boxes – there’s at least shared storage needed for ASM, and a DNS-server for the SCAN-addresses. Several methods can be used for this, but  for the storage in my private project I chose Openfiler, an open source management storage tool, […]